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10Gbps connections in homes and buildings from light

London - Researchers aim to demonstrate that 10Gbps connections in homes and buildings, with a delay of a millisecond, can be provided via light. This could revolutionize medical applications, such as remote surgery.

Real-time fiber assurance for an entire town’s network

Apex - A new approach for network monitoring has been launched with the aim to provide businesses with improved network performance. This is the ADVA Optical networking monitoring equipment.

BT demos broadband that downloads 200 HD movies in a second

UK internet service provider BT has successfully completed a trial of prototype broadband infrastructure with download speeds of up to 5.6Tbps. While still a long way from being publicly available, the technology could transform how we connect online.

Uber agrees to pay $100 million to retain drivers as contractors

San Francisco - Leading rideshare company Uber has agreed to pay as much as $100 million to settle a class-action lawsuit from drivers who claimed they were employees rather than independent contractors.

Google ending free Fiber Internet in Kansas City

Google is going to discontinue its free Internet service in Kansas City. Since the launch of Google Fiber, residents have been able to pay a one-time construction fee and then receive unlimited Internet access for free, a deal Google has decided to end.

Waffle is a new collaboration-oriented social network by Samsung

Samsung is building its own social network that aims to bring people together and inspire collaborative content creation. Users create a feed of expandable, image-based content arranged in a grid, giving the app its quirky name 'Waffle.'

Engineers unveil Wi-Fi that uses 10,000 times less power

A team of U.S. engineers have developed a Wi-Fi system that uses 10,000 times less power than traditional Wi-Fi. Unlike other futuristic wireless technologies, "Passive Wi-Fi" could be commercialized soon and works immediately with current products.

Facebook to open source wireless tech to help build new networks

Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg has announced a new project that will see the company head a body of telecoms firms tasked with designing networks and open-sourcing the results. It hopes to accelerate the rollout of 5G and other wireless technologies.

Australians given free mobile data for one day only, use 1,841 TB

Customers of Australian telecoms company Telstra had a "free web" day yesterday as an apology from the firm for a major network outage earlier in the week. Its users were predictably quick to take advantage of the offer, consuming over 1,800 terabytes.

Record for fastest ever data rate smashed as 1.125Tb/s reached

A team of researchers have set a new record for the fastest ever data rate used to transfer digital information. The system can handle speeds in excess of 1 terabit per second, responding to the growing demand for faster networks.

ViaSat announces 1Tbps satellite to rival Facebook and Google

U.S. satellite company ViaSat has developed a plan to deliver blazingly fast Internet to remote regions by beaming it from space. It is working with Boeing to launch three satellites capable of delivering 1Tbps bandwidth for ultrafast speeds.

The power of the Physical Web is now available to Android users

The Android version of Google's Chrome web browser now includes support for the Physical Web, the concept of real devices sending notifications and alerts to the phone in your pocket. Google says Physical Web beacons are becoming more widespread.

Wi-Fi pushed to the limit with new 100Gbps transmitter, THz waves

A team of Japanese researchers have developed a Wi-Fi transmitter capable of sustaining a 100 gigabit per second connection speed. The breakthrough, using very short waves, lets mobile devices download an HD film in under a second.

Stockholm to be first city with 5G mobile coverage in 2018

Stockholm - A partnership between Swedish telecoms operator TeliaSonera and developer Ericsson means Stockholm will be the first city to have access to 5G next-generation mobile data technology. It will be rolled out in 2018 before a launch in Tallinn, Estonia.

iOS source reveals Apple is working to add Li-Fi to the iPhone

References to Li-Fi in the source code of the latest versions of iOS have provided a strong hint that Apple is working on integrating the next-generation wireless tech into future iPhones. Li-Fi uses light to transmit data 100x faster than Wi-Fi.

Networking flaw lets hackers attack companies by sending email

A major security flaw in FireEye networking equipment could have let a hacker gain full access to all the connected devices just by sending an email. The flaw, now fixed, wouldn't even need the recipient to open the mail to be successful.

You can now view, like and comment on Facebook while offline

Facebook has announced that its app can now display News Feed stories even while offline or on a slow connection. The feature will be an invaluable addition for users in emerging markets, many of whom remain restricted to 2G mobile Internet.

Streaming services rule the Internet, games threaten to break it

Streaming services now account for the vast majority of the data transmitted over the Internet during peak hours in the U.S. Netflix continues to be the most popular provider and represents 30 percent of all peak downstream traffic.

'Christmas lights can slow your Wi-Fi', claims Ofcom

Over the next few weeks, millions of fairy lights will be installed in homes worldwide. They may appear harmless but Ofcom, the UK telecoms watchdog, thinks otherwise. It has warned that Christmas lights can slow down Wi-Fi, prompting a mass debate.

'Li-Fi' could be coming soon — Wireless 100x faster than Wi-Fi

Developments in wireless networking over the past few years have seen Wi-Fi become faster and more reliable than ever. It's still far from perfect though, and now new tech known as 'Li-Fi' threatens to supersede it, boasting 100 times greater performance.

iPhone user says $2000 bill shock was caused by iOS Wi-Fi Assist

An iPhone user who received a phone bill of over $2,000 from AT&T has said he believes the Wi-Fi Assist feature introduced in iOS 9 is the cause. It's far from the first time Wi-Fi Assist has been alleged to have caused bill shock.

UK to make fast broadband a 'fundamental right' by 2020

UK PM David Cameron has pledged to introduce a "universal service obligation" for broadband Internet that will see it obtain a similar status to water and electricity and force providers to offer fast connections to every home and business by 2020.

Hackers access almost 2,000 Vodafone customer accounts

Mobile network Vodafone has confirmed hackers have accessed its database and obtained the details of nearly 2,000 customers. Phone numbers and bank sort codes are among the stolen information.

Android phones on AT&T and Verizon vulnerable to attack

A flaw in the implementation of a security feature on the mobile networks of U.S. providers AT&T and Verizon could put every connected Android device at risk of eavesdropping and identity spoofing, according to a recent report.

Facebook bug lets users see view counts for every post and page

Some users of Facebook's mobile site are being shown view counts next to every post on the social network, letting them see just how many times their own content has been seen as well as how popular friends' posts are.

Huawei refuses to patch serious flaws in routers used worldwide

Wi-Fi router manufacturer Huawei has said it will not release fixes for a series of critical flaws in its products. The routers, all built in the last five years, could make it easy for hackers to attack devices on a user's network.

Verizon plans to launch 5G network in 2017, could offer 5Gbps

Mobile carrier Verizon has announced it will start testing its 5G network technology within the next 12 months, aiming for the beginning of a roll-out to customers by 2017. It means 5G could be available much sooner than was previously thought.

AT&T found injecting adverts onto webpages through Wi-Fi hotspots

Mobile carrier AT&T has been found to be injecting extra advertisements into webpages when users connect to its free Wi-Fi hotspots. The company employs a variety of techniques to ensure that the adverts are always displayed.

Op-Ed: Why you might want to change one Windows 10 setting

A "feature" in Windows 10's Update utility has been drawing lots of negative attention since launch. Here's what that setting that lets Microsoft use your computer to deliver updates to others over the Internet does - and why you might want to disable it.

John Legere says T-Mobile is 'saying yes to FM' on new phones

Following in the footsteps of AT&T's announcement last month, T-Mobile has said its users will be able to enjoy FM radio on Android smartphones bought from next year. The news comes amid a resurgence of support for analogue FM and local radio.
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